A concert in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus (above)
Antony and Sally Jeffrey ran their popular music and opera tours to Europe, the UK and the US between 2014 and 2019. This came to a grinding halt in March 2020 when Covid 19 struck and their tour to Europe was cancelled on the day the group was to leave! The good news is that after two years, the tours are resuming with a tour to Germany, Austria and Switzerland in June 2022 and another for the Mahler Festival in Leipzig in May 2023.
Details of both tours are shown under Upcoming Music Tours.
Antony has written two books during his enforced idleness as Covid raged. Roland Peelman, a portrait of the brilliant Belgian musician and conductor, who now makes his home in Australia, is a survey of Roland’s fascinating life with photographs by leading photographer Anthony Browell and published in April 2021 by Connor Court Publishing. His new book The Poinciana Tree, his first novel, also published by Connor Court has just been released in January 2022.
Information on both these books and how to buy them is shown under Publications
Antony’s twin focus for more than ten years has been devising and leading music and opera tours in Australia and overseas, together with writing fiction and biography. Because of Covid, three overseas tours were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 but new tours will be resumed in June 2022 with two more to follow in 2023. All his tours are planned, organised and run by Antony and his wife Sally in small groups to retain the intimacy of friendship and mutual enjoyment of great cultural, personal and travel experiences.
Information about past music tours can be found on the Blog
Antony Jeffrey has been an arts professional for over 40 years. His career in the arts started as the first Director of the Australia Council’s Music Board. Long stints as marketing director of The Australian Opera (now Opera Australia), as general manager of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and subsequently the Song Company, have been interspersed with many consulting assignments. He has recorded over a hundred interviews with artists and leading figures in the arts, many of which formed the basis for his 2010 book Many Faces of Inspiration, published by Wakefield Press.
In 2008, he was awarded an AM for his services to the arts.